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Team Leader, Child And Family

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden - Bowden, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description

Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent

Child and Family

Closing Date:

Supporting Documentation:
Role Profile

Influence and support the growth and development of both service provision and staff
Use your considerable expertise to deliver high quality, evidence based therapeutic interventions supporting children and young people
A role that will give you exciting challenges

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden delivers social services that are shaped around individual needs and goals to help create positive futures built on independence and esteem.
With over 160 years of history our customer-focussed approach is underpinned by sound practice frameworks and informed by lived experience.

The organisation has recently undergone a major restructure creating two distinct divisions, namely Service Delivery and Corporate Services.

The Service Delivery division comprises four main pillars:
Allied Health - Psychology Services, Mental Health Services, NDIS services
Social Programs - Homelessness, Financial Health and Wellbeing, Emergency Assistance
Child & Family Services - Family support programs and Child Care Centre
Aged Care - Home Care Services

Child & Family Services helps children and families improve their social and emotional wellbeing, strengthen relationships and live positive lives. This is done in collaboration with child centres, schools and community services.

The Team Leader Child and Family will:
Provide leadership and support to the Child and Family team to ensure they have the capacity and resources to deliver quality services in line with contractual obligations and the organisation’s strategic objectives.
Act and behave with integrity and in accordance with the organisation’s code of conduct and values.

Primary responsibilities:
Lead the day to day activities of the Child and Family department, its people and resources.

Implement and maintain best practice recruitment, selection, onboarding, training, coaching, retention, professional development and timely performance management of staff.
Delivery of effective and relevant case management.
Support a culture of innovation and enablement, underpinned by and expressing the values and philosophy of the organisation.

Reporting to the Manager Child and Family, the person we are seeking will be a suitably qualified Social Worker with proven leadership experience. You will be responsible for providing leadership in the delivery of a professional and effective service that contributes to meeting the department’s goals and objectives. The Team Leader provides high level and expert social work advice and supervision to the team to ensure the adoption of best practice in counselling, case management, group work and community education modalities.

Why work at UCWB

We have a track record of being a highly sought after workplace because of our strong values-based culture. Our relationships and interactions are supported by the four pillars of respect, trust, integrity and courage, and our people are our greatest asset. We celebrate a culture that is vibrant, connected, innovative and inclusive. We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees. UCWB is an equal opportunity employer and a Child Safe Organisation.

By joining UCWB, you will enjoy:
Working in an organisation that has been awarded the “Best Workplace 2019” by the Voice Project based on our employees reporting exceptional levels of engagement and job satisfaction.

Personal and professional development opportunities through our ‘GROW’ initiative. A comprehensive e-learning library, monthly lunch and learns with guest speakers and other development tailored to either your current role or preparing you for future opportunities.
Commitment to Work Health Safety and Wellbeing including, flu vaccinations, employee assistance program, flexible working practices.
Industry leading job satisfaction and engagement evidenced in our annual employee survey
A supportive team environment which celebrates diversity and inclusion
Salary packaging options, resulting in a 5-10% increase to take home pay

How to Apply

Please Family role, complete the screening questions and upload your resume and cover letter.

Applications close 6 April 2021 at 12 noon.